Hi all, In my latest project, I had a need to have code in a plugin override the code in the app (rather than the usual way) so I modified a couple of files to allow that. I was wondering if this was a feature that anyone else was interested in? If so I could submit a patch. There is one thing I wasn't entirely sure about, however. In plugin.rb, in the add_plugin_view_paths method, there's the following line of code: ActionController::Base.view_paths.insert(1, view_path) # push it just underneath the app Is there a particular reason why the the view_path is inserted right after the app's, rather than at the end of the array? thanks mateo
on 2008-03-07 20:49
on 2008-03-07 21:18
I'm interested in this functionality. Specifically, I'm more interested in a decorator where I can insert links to my new plugin into existing views. That way I can make the UI intuitive, but I don't have to hack the core app's code.
on 2008-03-08 05:08
I've thought of doing exactly that, but I'm not sure adding the functionality into engines is the best idea. Maybe in a separate/complimentary plugin? In any case, using hpricot http://code.whytheluckystiff.net/hpricot/ should make it pretty trivial
on 2008-03-08 23:40
Hi, I've written some code to do just that, but there are a couple of points I'm not certain about; for one, where should this decorator code exist? Right now I have it as a class within the relevant helper module (i.e. TestHelper::Decorator) where you write methods of the same name as the actions you want to manipulate. However I'm not entirely sure that's the best approach... what do you think? Apologies if this is not completely relevant to this list, we can take the discussion elsewhere if need be